Can anyone tell me what kind of tree this is? I took this picture today. It's in Iowa City, Iowa.




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    $\begingroup$ Have to see the bark to know, it looks like a fruit tree, perhaps an ornamental apple or cherry tree. $\endgroup$ Commented May 5, 2019 at 7:51
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    $\begingroup$ @com.prehensible I added a picture of the bark, as you requested. Also, thank you! $\endgroup$
    – wildpomme
    Commented May 5, 2019 at 17:31

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It looks like a white crab apple or an obscure cultivar of apples, of which there are many.

The best identifier will be the fruit. Because there are not millions of flowers, It looks like there may be less fruit and bigger than a crab apple, although it varies by year.

The fruit of crab apples are small apples which can be used to make jelly. Crab apple trees can grow to 10m, a lot bigger than table apples.

White flowering crab apple: enter image description here


comparison images.


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